The director general of the National Police, Edward Sánchez González, was optimistic about the future of that body, after indicating that in the institution “we want to be better policemen and we are going to be better policemen”.
He explained that they are approaching that goal “thanks to the work of President Abinader, to turn it into an increasingly professional and prepared institution, through agreements with educational institutions for the training of officers, events that defined them as historic”.
The remarks of the police chief were amid the 85th anniversary of the institution’s foundation at the Primate Cathedral of America, which was attended by the main authorities of the entity.
The mass was officiated by the Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Monsignor Francisco Ozoria.
On the other hand, in a statement posted on its website, referring to the health crisis facing the country, that body points out that the Police, faced with “this pandemic situation that has cost thousands of people their health and lives in the country (…) we always uphold our willingness to preserve public order and collective health, enforcing the curfew for life”.
Plan against crime
Sánchez also announced the implementation of local diagnostics to combat crime.
“Work is being done on local surveys, it is ready, it is a historical and very innovative plan, it will apply local diagnoses, not a plan for a national application, but based on the characteristics of each locality”, the director said.
The director of the Police reported that the police and the military will be vaccinated against the coronavirus after this process with the elderly is concluded.
“The vaccines started with the doctors in the hospitals; now we are with the elderly and later the police and military will go”, said Sánchez González.
For his part, the Minister of the Interior and Police, Jesús Chu Vásquez, said that due to the new curfew hours there will be an increase in police patrols.
From today, the curfew will be from Monday to Friday from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. with circulation until midnight. On weekends from 7 at night and free transit until 10pm.